Matt Farber, Ph.D.
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Matt Farber, Ph.D., specializes in microeconomic theory and data analysis techniques. He applies this knowledge to complex commercial disputes, intellectual property, patent infringement, trademark, trade secrets, breach of contract, and false advertising. In addition, Dr. Farber’s experience in high-stakes litigation cases, emphasizing consumer electronics, energy, telecommunications, medical devices, and networking technology, makes him an incredible asset to the team.
Dr. Farber’s experience includes work in state courts, U.S. district courts, and the International Trade Commission. He has contributed to analyses of alleged lost sales, lost profits, reasonable royalty damages, unjust enrichment, price erosion, irreparable economic injury, domestic industry considerations, remedy and bonding, public interest considerations, and commercial success.
A few examples of Dr. Farber’s work include the following projects:
| Alleged patent infringement relating to glaucoma treatment. Evaluated claimed damages of a medical device manufacturer who brought suit against a competing medical device manufacturer, alleging patent infringement related to stents to relieve high intraocular pressure in certain classes of glaucoma patients. Analyses included an assessment of the plaintiff’s sales of stents in the absence of the infringement, and an incremental revenue and cost analysis. Determined reasonable royalty damages based upon the Georgia-Pacific factors and a determination of important negotiating points in a hypothetical licensor/licensee negotiation.
| Alleged misappropriation of trade secrets and breach of contract relating to ambient light sensors. Analyzed unjust enrichment and reasonable royalty damages of suspected misuse of trade secrets and breach of contract involving the structure of ambient light sensors used in smartphones, including evaluation of the incremental profits earned by the defendant on the at-issue products, head-start models relating to the delay of the release of the at-issue products, and Georgia-Pacific factors and Lykes-Youngstown factors.
| Alleged breach of contract relating to healthcare subrogation. Evaluated lost profits suffered by a third-party subrogation services firm relating to the breach of a subrogation services agreement entered into with a third-party healthcare claims administrator. Analyses included the compilation of a dataset suitable for analysis from various internal databases, an evaluation of which sets of claims were most impacted by the breach of contract, and the recoveries that would have been made absent the breach of contract.
| Alleged conversion of power arbitrage software proof of concept. Evaluated the value of alleged converted property and unjust enrichment damages relating to power arbitrage performed by Bitcoin miners in the Texas electricity market, ERCOT. Analyzed incremental value of claimed converted property to defendants and market value of claimed converted property.
Dr. Farber earned his M.S. and Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Texas, where he specialized in applied microeconomics, focusing on the economics of education while serving as a teaching and research assistant both in the economics department and the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs.
Dr. Farber earned his B.S in Business Administration, Economics and his B.A. in Spanish at the University of Richmond, serving as a researcher in the economics department. Prior to beginning his graduate studies, Dr. Farber taught middle school math and high school math in two Title 1 public schools in Houston, serving as department chair data chair and soccer coach during that time.